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Maytag discharge into wastepipe backs up, floods laundry room.

My previous Whirlpool top loader discharged its water perfectly fine thru our current 1 1/2" dia PVC waste pipe into our septic system. It was replaced by a Maytag Model MAV6000, which discharges water much faster, backs up the waste pipe and floods the laundry area.

Our easiest solution was to discharge the water into a laundry tub, which buffered the flow into the 1 1/2" dia and we live accordingly.

We now want to remove the laundry tub to rearrange the area and create more usable space, How then to prevent the backup?

ReModeling for a 2"dia PVC waste system, is not an option. I presume all modern top loader washers will present a similar discharge problem.

My initial thought is to power the washer thru an industrial grade electrical timer, which interrupts the exiting water cycle thru several on-off pulsations, without interfering with the native control and resetting the cycle(s).

Another thought is to substitute an appropriate 2-speed motor so that the wash cycle discharge is at a slower speed and spin cycle is at normal high speed. Or do I do the same with a less vigorous pump?

Another solution is to get a new washer with an appropriately slower discharge (longer time). My wife likes this approach.

Your thoughts please. Thank you.

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Best approach is be sure to clean drain pipe build up over the years may have created partial blockage

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